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    Default Re: Can some pros give some tips on night photography?

    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    why oh why do you keep persisting in asking what settings to use, etc...?
    You've been PM-ing me incessantly asking how to do this and that, etc...
    Honestly, one thing I can't stand is laziness, expecting to be spoon-fed with info. If you can't even be bothered to try first, I really have no motivation to share any knowledge with you.

    Without knowing how bright it is or what effect you're trying to create, how can anyone possibly advise you what shutter speed to stay with? Or what ISO for that matter?
    Go there, set up, and experiment.

    If you don't want to bring your tripod along, just stay home. Forget about taking the christmas lights.
    He likes you bro.. Maybe he wants to hire you as his PA.

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    Thanks for everyone advise, i bought my tripod down.

    Sorry Kit and Zero.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123
    Hit me babey one more time!!!

    Actually, cheap tripod is better than no tripod. I have a US$40 tripod and it has been with me for around 10 years and it still works well, and it is quite stable. And no, it is not light.
    I still have my 'free' Nikon tripod. I use it mainly to mount my SB600 remotely.
    Have used it to mount my camera in "emergencies" when I forgot to bring my regular tripod out, and only the Nikon one was left in my car. It works so-so. One thing I hate is the obvious tilt at the so-called horizontal position. A hallmark of poor workmanship.
    Overall still an acceptable tripod.

    I've seen Kit's tripod. I know why he detests the 'free' Nikon one


    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123
    He likes you bro.. Maybe he wants to hire you as his PA.
    Oh gosh I hope not. I really have bad luck with people. Always seem to get 'taken advantage of'
    Exploring! :)

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    maybe i like zero. LOL!
    just kidding.

    But Zero, still thanks for your advise.
    and sorry, if i really make you pissed off.

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    Default Re: Can some pros give some tips on night photography?

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    I've seen Kit's tripod. I know why he detests the 'free' Nikon one
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    I've seen it too!! i think it costs more than my gears!

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    Default Re: Can some pros give some tips on night photography?

    I'm in a wheelchair, and I still carry my tripod with me, even while taking the bus and mrt!

    The TS can definitely do better than lament about not want to bring a tripod. Else get a monopod!
    A picture a day keeps the blues away!

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    dingaroo, i bought my tripod out today. Hah..

    Thanks for the scolding from Kit and Zero, their scolding wake me up. Hehee.

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    Default Re: Can some pros give some tips on night photography?

    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    I've seen Kit's tripod. I know why he detests the 'free' Nikon one
    Don't need to see anyone's free nikon tripod. Just see the small light trails coming out of street lamps, and hear the plastic cracking sound when you try to tighten it further to prevent those static street lamps from making light trails is enough to make one throw his tripod into Singapore river.
    A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words.
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    Default Re: Can some pros give some tips on night photography?

    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    I still have my 'free' Nikon tripod. I use it mainly to mount my SB600 remotely.
    Have used it to mount my camera in "emergencies" when I forgot to bring my regular tripod out, and only the Nikon one was left in my car. It works so-so. One thing I hate is the obvious tilt at the so-called horizontal position. A hallmark of poor workmanship.
    Overall still an acceptable tripod.

    I've seen Kit's tripod. I know why he detests the 'free' Nikon one




    Oh gosh I hope not. I really have bad luck with people. Always seem to get 'taken advantage of'
    We should go shooting sometime, so you can see my cheapo tripod and feel better. Yes,my cheapo tripod is now my light stand. I am a poor guy, what to do? And to reuse and recycle.
    Last edited by daredevil123; 30th December 2009 at 08:06 AM.

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    Default Re: Can some pros give some tips on night photography?

    Quote Originally Posted by Foxshade View Post
    Don't need to see anyone's free nikon tripod. Just see the small light trails coming out of street lamps, and hear the plastic cracking sound when you try to tighten it further to prevent those static street lamps from making light trails is enough to make one throw his tripod into Singapore river.
    Haha I think it's still an acceptable tripod, but then it all depends on how much weight you're trying to stabilize with it. Probably using it too many times will cause the joints to weaken/loosen.

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    Default Re: Can some pros give some tips on night photography?

    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post

    I've seen Kit's tripod. I know why he detests the 'free' Nikon one
    Quote Originally Posted by r00ki3 View Post

    I've seen it too!! i think it costs more than my gears!
    Yeah, I really don't see the point of resting thousand dollars worth of camera and lenses on $20 chopsticks.....

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    Default Re: Can some pros give some tips on night photography?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kit View Post
    Yeah, I really don't see the point of resting thousand dollars worth of camera and lenses on $20 chopsticks.....
    because my gear is not worth thousands of dollars, nor does it weigh thousands of grams...
    anyway jokes aside, I totally understand your point of view.
    Exploring! :)

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